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noun \ˈfelt\

Definition of felt

  1. 1a :  a cloth made of wool and fur often mixed with natural or synthetic fibers through the action of heat, moisture, chemicals, and pressureb :  a firm woven cloth of wool or cotton heavily napped and shrunk

  2. 2 :  an article made of felt

  3. 3 :  a material resembling felt: such asa :  a heavy paper of organic or asbestos fibers impregnated with asphalt and used in building constructionb :  semirigid pressed fiber insulation used in building

feltlike

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Examples of felt in a sentence

  1. She made her son's costume from scraps of felt.

Origin and Etymology of felt

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German filz felt, Latin pellere to drive, beat


First Known Use: before 12th century


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felt

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Definition of felt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make out of or cover with felt

  3. 2 :  to cause to adhere and mat together

  4. 3 :  to make into felt or a similar substance

14th Century

First Known Use of felt

14th century


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felt

Definition of felt

  1. past tense and past participle of feel



FELT Defined for English Language Learners

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noun \ˈfelt\

Definition of felt for English Language Learners

  • : a soft, heavy cloth made by pressing together fibers of wool, cotton, or other materials


FELT Defined for Kids

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noun \ˈfelt\

Definition of felt for Students

  1. :  a soft heavy cloth made by rolling and pressing fibers together


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Definition of felt for Students

  1. past and past participle of feel


Medical Dictionary

felt

Medical Definition of felt

past and past part of feel


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